UW Extension publications describe annuals, perennials in landscapes

Two University of Wyoming Extension publications to help Wyomingites diversify their landscapes are now available for download as a PDF or ePub format.

“Adding annuals and perennials is a great way to add color and interest to a landscape,” said Chris Hilgert, statewide Master Gardener coordinator and co-author.

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Master Garden program state coordinator Chris Hilgert

Landscaping: Flowering Annuals for Wyoming, https://bit.ly/B1170R, outlines the various species and cultivators available for Wyoming climates.

Landscaping: Herbaceous Perennials for Wyoming, http://bit.ly/WY-perennials, gives tips on raising dozens of different plants and discusses soil and bed preparation, planting, water, mulching, fertilizing, staking, pests, fall clean-up and winter care.

Established perennials are drought tolerant, fairly low maintenance and will continue to bloom for many years, shared Hilgert.

“Now a good time to start planning for those flowering plants,” said Karen Panter, Extension horticulture specialist and co-author.

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